Season 20, Episode 20 Hard Labor
First Aired: February 24, 1975
An illegally convicted Matt is sentenced to life at hard labor in the judge's silver mine. Flood: John Colicos. Matt: James Arness. Widge: Hal Williams.
Gerald McRaney Pete Murphy
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: This landmark adult Western centered on Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City. John Wayne turned down the lead, suggesting James Arness (who remained for its entire run). Originating on radio (with William Conrad as Dillon), it moved to TV in September 1955. I… (more)